Public Interest Law Initiative

Social Justice Strategies and the Power of Direct Representation, Policy Work and Impact Litigation

When considering the influence of public interest and pro bono attorneys, there are differences and intersections between direct representation, impact litigation, policy advocacy. Hear from attorneys from diverse backgrounds discuss their work, when certain types of legal tactics make the most sense, and the challenges that come up in the field.


  • John Bouman, President, Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law
  • Rebekah Azar Rashidfarokhi, Director, Guardian ad Litem for Minors Program, Chicago Volunteer Legal Services
  • Barry C. Taylor, Vice President, Equip for Equality

Enter the building at 304 South State Street and give your name to security.

Lunch will be provided for everyone in attendance. Online registration is required by 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 7th. If you have questions or problems with the form, please contact Rebecca Fernandez by email or by phone at 312-832-5127.

Venue: The John Marshall Law School, Room 1200

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